Friday, April 14, 2017

Ray Vega, trumpet and flugelhorn; Thomas Marriott, trumpet "Return Of The East West Trumpet Summit"

New York (Vega) and Seattle (Marriott) renew their earlier meeting on Origin Records with this quartet outing. Also on board are Matt Jorgensen, drums; and Portland's own George Colligan, B-3 organ. It is, for the most part, a revisit to some hard bop and jazz classics, but one which puts them in a new and different setting. We are treated to renowned works of jazz heroes such as Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Charlie Parker. Rounding out the menu are standards "Misty" and "What Is This Thing Called Love". An original of Marriott's completes the session. Vega and Marriott are right on target, trading solos, utilizing mutes on occasion and, all in all, bringing invigorating encores to some under-performed jazz classics.
Origin; 2016; appx. 42 min.

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